Nathan Andersen grew up in California and Utah, and moved to Pennsylvania in order to complete his Ph.D. in philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University. For the last fifteen years, he has been teaching philosophy and film at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg. He founded and programs their International Cinema series and is the co-director of the "Visions of Nature/Voices of Nature," Environmental Film Festival. He has published several scholarly articles on the history of philosophy, environmental philosophy, and film. Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is his first book.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Film, Aesthetics, Environmental Philosophy